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M R Naylor
Dr M R Naylor, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA; email@example.com
In patients with chronic pain who have completed a pain coping skills programme, does Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response (TIVR) enhance maintenance of treatment gains?
randomised controlled trial.
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university hospital in Vermont, USA.
55 patients ⩾18 years of age (mean age 46 y, 84% women) who had chronic musculoskeletal pain for ⩾6 months with severity scores ⩾4 out of 10 and had completed 11 weeks of group cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) for pain management. Exclusion criteria included cancer-related pain, awaiting surgery, mental illness, and cognitive or hearing impairment.
TIVR for 4 months plus usual care …
Source of funding: National Institute of Drug Addiction; National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.